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Microsoft signs wind PPA with Potentia and Greengate in Canada

Microsoft has partnered with Potentia and Greengate on the Paintearth Wind project in Canada under a power purchase agreement (PPA). Microsoft will purchase approximately 543 GWh of renewable energy per year from the wind facility in Alberta’s Paintearth County as part of the 15-year PPA. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2023.

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Growth drivers, constraints and policy implications in the US corporate renewable PPA market

According to publicly available BNEF data, at the end of 2019, the cumulative PPA capacity contracted from renewable energy sources (excluding green tariffs) was approximately 27.2 GW, with higher penetration of wind energy in comparison to solar. The 11.2 GW of additional PPAs signed in 2019 alone represents more than 40 percent of the total corporate-contracted capacity since 2009.

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Schlumberger New Energy, Chevron and Microsoft collaborate on carbon negative bioenergy

Schlumberger New Energy, Chevron Corporation, Microsoft and Clean Energy Systems have announced plans to develop a bioenergy with carbon capture and sequestration (BECCS) project designed to produce carbon negative power in Mendota, California. The companies involved expect to begin front end engineering and design immediately, leading to a final investment decision in 2022, and will then evaluate other opportunities to scale this carbon capture and sequestration solution.

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